Ford GT supercar power and performance specs confirmed

Ford GT is officially Ford's fastest production car ever

But, Ford is looking to rectify the GT name and has done so with the introduction of the new Ford GT.

Ford has finally dished the details on power numbers, a vague weight number and a few real world performance numbers, including track times from a Canadian road course which shows that the GT will outperform the McLaren 675LT and the Ferrari 458 Speciale.

Since the Ford GT was revealed for the first time a little over two years ago, there has been one burning in the minds of both people legitimately in contention for buying one and those who merely live vicariously through photos and videos: how good is it gonna be on gas?

Raj Nair, Ford's executive vice president of global product development and chief technical officer, said: "The Ford GT is all about performance".

A 1385kg dry weight - which helps contribute to the Ford supercar's performance - is thanks to the vehicle's use of lightweight carbon-fibre and aluminium in its construction. Allowing 200 pounds for fluids, this means a Ford GT ready to roll weighs approximately 3250 pounds, more than 200 pounds less than a Corvette Grand Sport.

With a top speed of 216 miles per hour, the new GT is the fastest production vehicle in Ford's history, and in track testing, the GT outperformed both a McLaren 675LT as well as a Ferrari 458, clocking a time of 2:09.8 over the others' 2:10.8 and 2:12.9, respectively.

"Our expectation has always been that the EcoBoost V6 would perform exceptionally well in the Ford GT - both in terms of power as well as aerodynamic efficiency", said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance.

Two years after pulling the covers off its all-new, reincarnated GT, Ford has divulged the outputs and some performance figures for its potent new mid-engined supercar.

Ford Gt outperformed both the McLaren and the Ferrari with a lap time of 2:09.8. The GT's carbon fiber architecture helped drop weight, although some of that weight was reinvested back into the auto to increase performance, seen most notably with the active dynamics system.

During testing, Ford pitted a GT against a 675LT as well as a Ferrari 458 Speciale in a race against the clock at Canada's Calabogie Motorsports Park.

Production has begun for the Ford GT - which will be built in Ontario, Canada - and will see only 250 units produced per year, for a total of 1000 examples after the four-year production run ends.

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